Game Type: ZS = Zombie Story
Game Summary: A group of soldiers turned super soldier face conspiracy and the odds in surviving to ever see their families or country again.
Game Setting: The game starts off in the Middle East, arid and hot. This is a potentially global game.
See game setting (Middle East).
Plot Drive: The players are driven in finding out what was really done to them and the cause of their situation, expect a lot of death and bloodshed (meaning action) from the players themselves and people they infect.
Three players will need to have rapport and intertwining back story, as they would have served together [with a fourth they know but to a lesser degree]. Any additional players wanting in other than three who will play the soldiers will need to talk to me in the discussion thread or PMs to find a role for them. I do have other potential roles at the start, and plenty of other good roles that will come along further into the game.
This game is deeply set into military culture. The surrounding culture will span across the globe depending on how the game goes.
At the start there is joy and happiness with a second chance at a great life. Soon that will change to a dark tone, as the men are faced with the consequences of their choices and a government who doesn't care about them.
Game BackstoryFour Iraq war veterans were the only surviving soldiers when their truck hit an IED on a routine patrol in friendly territory. Each of them were faced with debilitating injuries. All looked to be set on collecting disability the rest of their lives, until Doctor Bennett offered the chance of a lifetime. Bennett had an ongoing research into regenerative sciences; regrowing limbs and healing at faster rates. His program was ready for the experimental phase. If they made it through, the four of them would be put under an appointed officer for field duty.
The soldiers, with their missing limbs and bodily trauma, saw little choice but to sign on. It seemed crazy, but who were they to throw away the chance at still serving actively, and to potentially heal their wounds?
None of them had any memory of the procedure, the surprise that set in when they awoke, fully healed and invigorated with an energy like never before. Shockingly, Bennett's groundbreaking research had proven successful. The doctor wanted months of laboratory testing to see the effects of his program; the brass wanted immediate testing in the field. The four soldiers were tasked with destroying a small insurgent cell in a village outside of the war zone.
They were about to find out that their new-found abilities came with a cost; the hunger for living flesh. With suspicion surrounding the IED that blew their vehicle up and a hunger impossible to battle, the four men find themselves facing off against the odds in a battle for freedom and glory.
Rules/Guidelines: Nothing special to see here except the modified app. Combat/Applications will be different.
Vital Game Info:
Potential themes: Vigilante, conspiracy, action.
GM Notes: Not freeform; storyform. When 3 or more people express interest I will create the discussion thread with an altered character application. It will be similar to Invasion, a freeform inspired app but with some abilities to choose mixed in. I will present the players with a post and from there they respond with a post or posts amongst each other dealing with the environment presented. From there, I respond. In-combat situations will be played out according to abilities/scores chosen by the player and my own ratings for NPCs.
I may cut the group by one if enough interest isn't shown (or have another NPC).
Characters Available: Sign up for character spots to reserve!
Characters - Military Branch - Army
Among the players, the one who plays the Sergeant is the 'leader' of the squad before they were in the program. After that, they answer to Tytos. The two PFCs are still privates, but have seen plenty of action. The player who plays the lone private would be a newer recruit, with less need to build an existing relationship with people.
Sgt. First Class - John 'Titan' Tytos - BasScherner
Soldier 1 - Sergeant - OPEN
Soldier 2 - Private First Class - OPEN
Soldier 3 - Private First Class - OPEN
Soldier 4 - Private - OPEN
Other potential roles
-Supplemental military roles
-Others in the future
-Bad Guys - I am open to giving bad roles to a player if they want. Yes, you will face off with each other, your odds of surviving as a bad guy are likely lower but it could be fun.